Rabbi David Ellenson, Chancellor Emeritus of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR), has been appointed as Interim President by the HUC-JIR Board of Governors. Rabbi Ellenson served for 12 years as HUC-JIR President (2001-13) and succeeds Rabbi Aaron Panken, Ph.D., who tragically died in a plane crash on May 5, 2018. Rabbi Panken succeeded Rabbi Ellenson as President in 2014. Rabbi Ellenson is just concluding his tenure as … [Read more...] about Rabbi David Ellenson appointed Interim President of HUC-JIR
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Nonprofit leaders are expanding programs and hiring staff, according to the just released Nonprofit Finance Fund State of the Nonprofit Sector Survey.
The 2018 Survey raises the voices of almost 3,400 leaders of nonprofits across all 50 states and a wide range of sizes, missions, and work areas. Among its key findings:
Demand continues to rise faster than nonprofits' ability to meet it.
86 percent of respondents say demand for their … [Read more...] about New Nonprofit Sector Survey:
US Nonprofits Are Challenged, Creative, Unwavering
Rabbi Aaron D. Panken, Ph.D., President of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute (HUC-JIR), died tragically in a plane crash on May 5, 2018, at the age of 53. He served as the 12th President in HUC-JIR’s 143-year history. Rabbi Panken was a distinguished rabbi and scholar, dedicated teacher, and exemplary leader of the Reform Movement for nearly three decades. As a product of the Reform Movement’s camps, youth movement, and seminary, his … [Read more...] about Rabbi Aaron D. Panken, President of HUC, Killed in Plane Crash
A Memo from Jerry Silverman to the JFNA Staff: Dear Colleagues, I want to share some news with you. As you may be aware, I have worked for JFNA for more than 8 years. My current contract ends September 7, 2019, and as is appropriate, our Board Chair Richard Sandler, asked me recently what my plans are going forward. After much discussion with my family, I have decided not to seek a renewal of my contract. I have been blessed with a world … [Read more...] about Silverman Not to Seek Contract Renewal
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The Central Bureau of Statistics has published up-to-date numbers in advance of Independence Day marking 70 years since the State of Israel was founded. According to the Central Bureau of Statistics, Israel's population has grown ten-fold since the foundation of the state, from 806,000 in May 1948 to 8.84 million today. On Israel's 100th Independence Day in 2048, the country's population is projected … [Read more...] about At 70,
Israel’s Population at 8.8 million